Beverly Hills, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2012) — At the site of his last visit to California before the presidential election, a group of Pacific Islander Americans gathered from across southern California to give Mitt Romney a robust welcome.
The Asian Pacific American Republican Network was out in force to greet Romney Wednesday. He was in the state for a fundraiser in Beverly Hills.
“We just want and need a leader that can lead this country in the right direction and we don’t want our children and grandkids to follow someone who has been so wrong for this country,” said Oloka Fifita, one of the first Pacific Islander businesswomen in Southern California, of her support. “America is the Promised Land. If we don’t keep it, it will be lost.”
“President Obama’s policies have devastated the poor and the middle class more than anyone else,” said David Cohen, formerly U.S. Representative to the Pacific Community and member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. “He’s made it too risky for businesses to create jobs. That hurts everyone, but poor people suffer the most. And the massive debt burden he’s placing on young people will destroy their future, and once again the most vulnerable will suffer the most.”
The Asian Pacific American Republican Network was established in 2008. For more information email [email protected].